Coromandel Peninsula Paradise

This project became a necessity for our clients as the existing beach house no longer had capacity for the growing and extended family.  As our clients children had children, the uncles, aunties and friends needed to stagger their visits to this idyllic piece of paradise.  The primary functional requirement of this project therefore became an exercise in unifying a family in a location that held 40+ years of history.

In regard to complexity, this project could not have presented any more hurdle’s to jump than it did.  The issues ranged from resource consent complexities, geotechnical challenges, storm-water disposal issues, septic system barriers, easement problems, access intricacies, material and service supply issues to the remote location, etc. 

We were tested nonstop from initial presentation of the concept to council (the planners told us this type of home would never be built in that location) to the family finally moving into the completed home after almost four years of planning and development.  The irony in regard to the council planning team is that this is the most discrete and environmentally sympathetic home in the bay.  It literally disappears from the build environment when viewed from off-shore.

The results have absolutely exceeded both our client’s and the design team’s expectations. With function being the main driver behind the design process, the aesthetics have fallen in place creating something that reflects the needs of a harsh marine costal environment.  This concrete home certainly brings shelter in any storm.    

Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise
Coromandel Peninsula Paradise

Testimonials

I just want to say to those of you who worked on our home - what a great place it has turned into. Just the feelings of space and style it gives. After a month here we have not found anything that we do not like, or anything that we think should have been different. The spaciousness is wonderful, the suitability to the site is fantastic. 

Simply, it is a great piece of design work which has brought only positive comment from all of our once-sceptical neighbours.

“Congratulations on a very good set of working drawings – the best I’ve seen for a long time.  Clear, well presented and concise.”

Grant Casey,
Operations Manager
Shawn Williamson Building Ltd